Sewell Woods

These trails wind through a working forest filled with native trees, great wildlife watching opportunities, and a seasonal brook and waterfalls. The terrain is flat and the trails marked.
Trail Activity
Snowshoeing Cross-country-skiing Walking Hiking
1.1 miles, Network
Easy, Moderate
Dirt/Forest Floor


Sewell Woods is a 35 acre property donated to Scarborough Land Trust in 1996 by Albert G. Sewell. In 1918, Albert Sewell established Sewell Woods Products, a company which grew to have mills in Gorham, Waldoboro, and Bridgton. White pine and balsam fir were harvested and sold directly on the market. Spruce, oak, maple, beech, and birch trees were used in the manufacturing of shingles, ladders, shoe racks, lawn chairs, camp stools, and lobster traps.

Today numerous walking trails and bridges over the Stuart Brook are maintained for public recreational uses.

Other Information

Please note that biking is not allowed on the preserve.

Trail Manager

Visit Scarborough Land Trust online for more information or contact:

Scarborough Land Trust

Scarborough Land Trust
7 Oak Hill Terrace, Suite 202 / Scarborough, ME 04074
PO Box 1237 / Scarborough, ME 04070
Phone: (207) 289-1199
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Trailhead Information

From US Route 1 in Scarborough, take Broadturn Road for 1 mile. Turn left onto Ash Swamp Road. Continue straight through the intersection at Hearn Road. Look for the Sewell Woods sign and gravel parking lot on the left.

Click on a parking icon to get custom directions
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April 05, 2020
Nice easy, well marked trail. My kids loved all the hand made bridges made from the fallen trees. Great short walk for the family.
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